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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: redmagik99 on 08-31-2012)
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

JMM0414, Sep 04, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, the beer shifts in garnet hues. Gem-like in color and clarity. A dense pancake-batter head plops itself atop the brew and sticks around for the long haul.

Smells like an old-fashioned cocktail. Barrel-aging is very apparent in the nose. A base of caramel, toffee, dark cherry and orange peel is spiced with vanilla and maple-rich bourbon. A kick of alcohol heat keeps you from taking deep whiffs. Base layer of spicy, floral hops.

Much more hop presence in the flavor. Begins sweet, a blend of caramelized sugar, oranges and cherries. Aged oak wafts around the palate while caramel does its thing. The swallow brings a flash of bitter, floral hops that takes the sweetness down a notch. Finish of sweet maple and vanilla on the back of the tongue and bitter orange peel on the sides. Like a good manhattan.

Almost creamy medium body, silky mouthfeel. Gentle pokes of carbonation; less-than gentle pinpricks of novacaine alcohol numbness. More noticeable on the tongue than anywhere else. And what would you expect at 20-proof?

Keeps getting better and better as it warms. Maybe just a touch too much hop bitterness, but still. Great balance of sweet and bitter, beer and barrel. Very impressive showing from a fairly new brewery.

Phelps, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Fireslayer, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

orangesol, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Wbradfordheaton, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dvmin98, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

ezperkins2, May 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

knchngchn, Apr 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Rhettroactive, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

baybum, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

I_heart_beer, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

TheBoog013, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Samaurer23, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

aslamm75, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Jmick28, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Attractive dark coppery amber in the snifter. A fine foam, creamy mouthfeel, and plenty of lacing in the glass. Big vanilla flavor and aroma is really nice. Hot with alcohol, but it's part of the pleasure in this case. It's really a mixed drink.

Lots of malty richness with a smooth blast of booze. A sweet note but a dry finish. The hops are fragrant and just bitter enough to give it an edge. The best kind of caramel flavor, like a high-priced candy with a shot of bourbon in the center. Every sip is a pleasure with this stuff. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Baron's Market on West Point Loma Blvd. Price was $14. A great beer if you have the bucks.

mactrail, May 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

FremontBar, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

drummermattie02, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

djaeon, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

comfortablynumb1, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, vanilla, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with a woody and bourbon flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a decent barrel aged presence.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ScottO, Jan 16, 2013
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Freudian Sip from Rough Draft Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.